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Scheel appears on first-degree murder charges in slaying of grandparents
Major pushback against Line 3 recommendation
Owners of Bird Island home destroyed by fire now face charges
For employees, students to get paid, McNally Smith college building must sell before 2019
Fridley, Minn., man killed in house fire
Rockets close out Wolves with third-quarter surge
BASEBALL: Beavers, U-Mary capture comeback wins in split
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COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
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Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
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'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
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Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
April 17, 2018
Minnesota State university presidents say tuition freezes aren't working
ST. PAUL—Minnesota State university leaders want the freedom to raise tuition in order to pay for initiatives they say will improve student...
April 17, 2018 - 7:43pm
March 21, 2018
Minnesota State chancellor's 3-year contract approved
ST. PAUL—The leader of Minnesota's largest higher education system will get $507,000 in annual salary and benefits when his new contract starts Aug. 1. Minnesota State trustees Wednesday approved a three-year contract for Devinder Malhotra, who has been interim chancellor since...
March 21, 2018 - 7:45pm
March 18, 2018
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY: UMD goes from life support to Sioux Falls for NCAA West Regional
DULUTH—Minnesota Duluth senior wing Blake Young called the bus ride from St. Paul to Duluth on Saturday, March 18, the longest of his life....
March 18, 2018 - 6:47pm
March 2, 2018
Minnesota State system rejects 3 finalists, selects interim chancellor
ST. PAUL—A second nationwide search in as many years has again failed to produce a new chancellor for the Minnesota State higher education...
March 2, 2018 - 7:24pm
Interim president stepping down early for health reasons
WILLMAR, Minn. — Joel Opatz, interim president of Ridgewater College, has notified the college staff that he will resign effective April 3. In a letter addressed to colleagues this week, Opatz said he is leaving for health reasons. He was appointed a year ago to a contract that...
March 2, 2018 - 1:29pm
February 28, 2018
Minnesota State trustees to name chancellor Friday of 37-school system
ST. PAUL—Minnesota State trustees plan to appoint the higher education system's next chancellor Friday morning, March 2, after two days...
February 28, 2018 - 9:25pm
February 22, 2018
Minnesota State names three finalists for chancellor
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota's largest higher education system has named three finalists for chancellor, a year after trustees passed on every...
February 22, 2018 - 7:05pm
February 21, 2018
Minn. State system Board adopts 'affirmative' sexual consent policy
ST. PAUL—Students and staff could be punished if they fail to obtain affirmative consent for sex through "words or clear, unambiguous action" under a policy change approved Wednesday, Feb. 21, by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees. The policy applies to some 375,000 students...
February 21, 2018 - 7:45pm
February 1, 2018
Students lead a push for new consent policies at BSU and Minnesota State
BEMIDJI—A student-led push to revise Minnesota State's definition of sexual consent could succeed this spring. Last week, Bemidji State...
February 1, 2018 - 6:16pm
January 28, 2018
Fired diversity officer for four Minnesota State colleges gets $75,000 settlement
The fired chief diversity officer for four nonmetro Minnesota colleges has won a $75,000 settlement after alleging his termination violated state human rights laws. Brian Xiong taught for seven years at Minnesota State University, Mankato, before joining Minnesota State Community...
January 28, 2018 - 5:35pm
January 24, 2018
Minn. State system's declining enrollment hits budgets
ST PAUL—Most Minnesota State colleges and universities lost money in 2016-17 as overall enrollment fell for a sixth consecutive year. The state's low unemployment rate and a declining number of young adults have had the state's largest higher-education system in budget-cutting...
January 24, 2018 - 6:55pm
December 12, 2017
Faculty union, Minnesota State agree on new contract
ST. PAUL -- Negotiators from the Inter Faculty Organization, which represents hundreds of professors at Bemidji State University and other schools across the state, and Minnesota State tentatively agreed to a new contract late Saturday evening, union officials said.
December 12, 2017 - 10:09am
November 15, 2017
With funding uncertain, Minnesota State sets out to build $150M records system for colleges, universities
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State is embarking on a six-year, $150 million overhaul of its computerized records system and hoping the Legislature will cover much of the cost. Trustees for the higher-education system agreed Wednesday, Nov. 15, to hire a consultant for the project, which...
November 15, 2017 - 7:50pm
September 22, 2017
New search to begin for next Minnesota State chancellor
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State has reopened its search for the next chancellor of the country's fourth-largest system of colleges and universities. Trustees in February interviewed three finalists from a pool of 43 applicants but decided none was the right fit. Devinder Malhotra,...
September 22, 2017 - 5:57am
June 21, 2017
Minnesota State universities' tuition rising 3.9%, colleges 1%
ST. PAUL — Tuition will rise by 3.9 percent at state universities and 1 percent at state colleges, but a rate freeze will follow in 2018-19. The seven universities on average will charge $7,289 for full-time tuition next school year, an increase of $272. The colleges on average...
June 21, 2017 - 6:46pm